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SQL Fundamentals of Querying

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Course Details

sql

Course Duration – One day

Course Objectives

You will compose SQL queries to retrieve desired information from a database. You should have basic computer skills, be familiar with concepts related to database structure and terminology, and want to use SQL to query databases.

Course Content

Executing a Simple Query

  • Connect to the SQL Database
  • Query a Database
  • Save a Query
  • Modify a Query
  • Execute a Saved Query

Performing a Conditional Search

  • Search Using a Simple Condition
  • Compare Column Values
  • Search Using Multiple Conditions
  • Search for a Range of Values and Null Values
  • Retrieve Data Based on Patterns

Working with Functions

  • Perform Date Calculations
  • Calculate Data Using Aggregate Functions
  • Manipulate String Values

Organizing Data

  • Sort Data
  • Rank Data
  • Group Data
  • Filter Grouped Data
  • Summarize Grouped Data
  • Use PIVOT and UNPIVOT Operators

Retrieving Data from Tables

  • Combine Results of Two Queries
  • Compare the Results of Two Queries
  • Retrieve Data by Joining Tables
  • Check for Unmatched Records
  • Retrieve Information from a Single Table Using Joins

Presenting Query Results

  • Save the Query Result
  • Generate an XML Report

Prerequisites

Basic end-user computer skills and some familiarity with database terminology and structure are required.

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